Leipzig back in for Ademola Lookman
Everton have reportedly set their asking price for young winger Ademola Lookman, with RB Leipzig reigniting their interest this summer.
Lookman has struggled for time on the pitch since joining Everton.
The Englishman joined under Ronald Koeman but found consistent game time hard to come by, and was sent out on loan to RB Leipzig while Sam Allardyce was in charge.
While on loan in the Bundesliga, Lookman scored five and assisted four in 11 games, largely impressing the fans.
However, Everton reportedly resisted their advances, and Leipzig’s interest fizzled out.
After returning, Lookman’s first-team situation didn’t get any better under Marco Silva.
Now, Leipzig are reportedly back in for Lookman, and Everton have set their asking price.
Everton set £25 million asking price
According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are now willing to sell Lookman, despite their stern stance last summer.
Their report reads: ‘the Blues are now prepared to sell the 21-year-old but only if the valuation of the youngster – thought to be in the region of £25m – is met.’
Lookman is currently with Everton on their pre-season trip to Switzerland, and played some part in their game against the Kariobangi Sharks last weekend.
However, Leipzig’s advances may mean that he’s played his last game for the Toffees.
According to the Echo, ‘Everton, said to have rejected an opening offer of £15m this week, are likely to demand a package closer to £25m.’
It remains to be seen whether Leipzig will go that high, but should they get close, Lookman could be on his way back to the Bundesliga.
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